Ballaké Sissoko & Vincent Segal - Chamber Music (2009)
EAC RIP | Flac (Tracks)+CUE+LOG ~ 270 MB | 10 Tracks | MP3 CBR 320 Kbps ~ 140 MB | ArtWork
Genre: Folk, World, & Country | Label: No Format | Release Date: October 13, 2009
It turns out that the cello is just about the perfect instrument to compliment the kora. The cello is legato where the kora is pointillist; it is lustrous and mellow where the kora is bright and brittle; and yet both instruments share a profound capacity for serenity, so that even as they contrast most sharply, they can remain unified in purpose. That said, in the wrong hands, a confab of cello and kora could easily devolve into a New Age snooze fest or a tedious exercise in classical music light. So the success of Chamber Music must really be credited to the remarkable musicians who created it, and to their playful, confident, and utterly transparent musical friendship.